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Yes - great question. It's a high priority for us as well and I was hoping to add it quickly, but turned out it's required some larger more complicated changes to our size system. Things are still in process, but seems like it could be another couple months still.
We've heard this feedback and are in the process of exploring alternatives. I've always considered the tight stitch along the hem a mark of premium quality, but I understand the rolling/curling issue - particularly on casual fabrics being worn shorter and not tucked into the pants. Hope to come up with something for this soon.Is there any advantage to the edge-stitching at the hem? It seems to make the fabric curl. I understand edge stitching on collars and cuffs (which PC does not do) because there's interfacing and two layers of fabric making everything behave. None of my other shirts have it at the hem. The few hand-made shirts in my closet have stitching 1/4" to 1/2" from the hem.
Thoughts on wearing as work shirts, or strictly casual? The stripes look pretty nice...Had two of the Reda merino shirts arrive yesterday (navy gingham and light blue mini gingham) and wow. That fabric is extremely impressive. Crazy soft and the shirts were barely wrinkled after taking them out of the package. What wrinkles there were gone in a minute after a quick iron on the wool setting.
I wouldn't have any hesitation doing so. They are very smooth fabrics and very lightweight. I bought the ginghams as a hedge on this. I knew I would use them as casual shirts but also wanted to judge the fabric for suitability as a more business shirt because I really thought the light blue stripe would be useful. I'm convinced it will work great. The only thing to be aware of is that the merino cannot be a true white and is more of cream or natural color.Thoughts on wearing as work shirts, or strictly casual? The stripes look pretty nice...
Thoughts on wearing as work shirts, or strictly casual? The stripes look pretty nice...
I have three of the merino wool shirts: one in light grey, one in dark grey, and one in blue and white check. I wear them all casually now, but I have worn them all in a business casual setting. The blue and white one can actually almost go business--except with a light drape that is not quite the same as cotton. You can wear them casual, business casual, or smart casual with no issues. Business I think is a stretch up close.I wouldn't have any hesitation doing so. They are very smooth fabrics and very lightweight. I bought the ginghams as a hedge on this. I knew I would use them as casual shirts but also wanted to judge the fabric for suitability as a more business shirt because I really thought the light blue stripe would be useful. I'm convinced it will work great. The only thing to be aware of is that the merino cannot be a true white and is more of cream or natural color.
It would work, but the drape is very softI should clarify. My theoretical use of the blue and white stripe would be with sport coat and tie, which is a work/business shirt for me at the moment and not “business” in the traditional sense. I wasn’t really considering these for use with a suit.
That one has linen in it so not until next Spring (think Feb-2019). In the mean-time we will have some new pima heavy oxfords coming the first week of September, including some blue stripes similar to this.@Seph Do you know when these will be back in stock, that is if they will be? https://propercloth.com/dress-shirts/portuguese-light-blue-wide-stripe-cotton-linen-blend-216805.html
The short and long sleeve? Thanks!
Square shoulder seems correct to meI'd like to get some opinions on the fit of this shirt. I ordered the regular 16x34 without any adjustments. The main issues as I see them are:
Twisting in the upper arm
Bunching in back of shoulder(s)
Lines from top button to shoulder
Too much fabric in back
Length slightly too long for untucked
Cuffs slightly too wide
The first set of recommendations I got via email are:
1) Adjust shoulder/armpit from full to tailored to fix the twisting
2) Increase yoke width by 0.25''
3) Adjust shoulder slope from normal to square shoulders to remove lines from button to shoulder.
4) Decrease midsection by X, where X is dependent on whether I want to wear tucked or untucked
I'm not sure about changing to square shoulders. I included a shirtless photo just to give a better idea of my shoulder shape. From this photo, aren't my shoulders quite sloped? The change to tailored shoulders seems like a good idea, though I'm a bit worried the shirt will be too tight in the armpit (right now it is fairly tight where the armpit meets the back). Also, I am wondering if the chest measurement should be increased.
What do ya'll think?
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